Ratings for Dr. Jon I. White
He took all my lower back pain away! He is the best surgeon ever! Highly recommend him. I had a ruptured disc (11 millimeter) and was fused to my sciatic nerve and was in pain for about 4 years. Finally, I went to Dr. White, had the surgery, and it has been 8 years now and let me tell you it was the BEST thing I ever did. He is a very good doctor.
I was referred to Dr. White by a friend who sells medical supplies to spine doctors in Orange Country who noted that Dr White is highly regarded in Orange County by other spine doctors. He did a microdiskectomy on my L4-L5 last week and it brought instant relief. I was comforted by the fact that all of the people in the hospital (not his regular hospital) all said the same thing about him, that he was the best. Post-surgery I called his office to ask a question about post-op pain and he himself fielded the call and patiently answered all of my questions. He was nothing but professional with me and gave me direct answers to all questions. I'd highly recommend him.
Detached, harsh intolerant, this doctor's surgical technique may be good, but he is abrupt, arrogant, immature, so I'd wonder about his judgement. He'd ask generalized questions, but then would demand narrowly focused answers. He showed minimal interest in my medical problems, but took the time to talk about side issues. I found him unpredictable. If I'm going under the knife, this is not the surgeon I'd want.
This physician saved my life! Do not believe the recommendations that he is arrogant. He is professional all the way. If you want someone to stroke your soul, see a counselor or your pastor. In 1998 he performed a fusion on my neck, C-6. Before that time I lived in chronic pain. I used to drive my two young kids to school holding my neck with one hand, and the steering wheel with another. Since that time I have had virtually no pain, and two years after the surgery, I gave birth to another child. I did my homework before the surgery and found other surgeons in the field telling me that they couldn't do a better job than Dr. White. Dr. White takes his job seriously, he doesn't candy-coat anything, he is thorough, and professional. Fifteen years later, I'm still going strong!
My neck surgery on disc's 3 -4 was performed in December 1993 by Dr. Jon White. I had immediate relief. I must say I am surprised by the opinions that he is rude, arrogant and had long delays. I never experienced any of that with him or his office. Maybe success has gone to his head but he wasn't that way back then. I will be forever grateful for his expertise and talent. After all this time I am still doing great.
Dr. White came highly recommended by all the physical therapists. Highly skilled, extremely knowledgeable and a talented surgeon, Dr. White performed a C6-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with a Titanium Plate on me in 1999. Though I still have permanent nerve damage (due to insur. co. delay after delay), at least my neck is in great shape from a mechanical standpoint. Yes, Dr. White is not the warmest guy, but he is technically brilliant and for my money, that's all you really need from a surgeon. He came to see me the day after surgery and seemed kind of surprised at how well I was doing. It wasn't until I had been to see him numerous times following my surgery (and several months had elapsed after the surgery) that he revealed that the damage to my neck had been so severe, he wasn't sure if I would even walk after the surgery. He said he had expected to find me a quadraplegic. Wow! If you need spinal surgery, Dr. White is your man.
One of the worst doctors I have ever been to, Almost left on the first visit after being made to wait 2 hours. Furthermore, he checked me out over the phone from the hospital the next day after the surgery, no further contact after that whatsoever. All this guy cares about is doing the surgery, the fact that their is a human being on the table is completely meaningless to this guy. If you are looking for no human contact with the doctor this is your guy. If you want anything else find another doctor
Dr. Jon White has a great bed side manner, he is also very personable and a great surgeon. I came in and was thinking I would have xrays and he is very honest and could have easily done them in office, but was honest and said I didn't need them. Great doc and didn't feel rushed at all!!
After decades of pain and no help from several doctors, I went to Dr. White. I am so grateful I did. I had neck surgery in March 2009. I have been pain free and extremely happy with the results. He may not be chatty but he answers all my questions. I am surprised to learn some think he is arrogant. He has performed neck surgery on my daughter-in-law and back surgery on my husband. We are extremely satisfied with the results. I recommend him to anyone who needs back or neck surgery. He is the best.
Dr. Jon I. White's Credentials
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- University Of Michigan Medical School (Grad. 1988)
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'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=16511'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.3February 5, 2014
First Name changed from "Jon" to "Jon I."April 8, 2012
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